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Local community celebrates International Children’s Day

International Children's DayThe glorious sun was the icing on the cake on Saturday 1 June for visitors to our special International Children’s Day event.

The community turned out in force with over 100 people enjoying a fun, family day with an international twist.

The event, held at Springbank Community Resource Centre, was organised thanks to our newly formed Polish group who asked for help in staging an event to celebrate International Children’s Day and bring the local community together.

Established in 1925, International Children’s Day aims to promote harmony among children from different backgrounds and nationalities.

The day was a huge success, with families from different nationalities coming together to enjoy some fun in the sun. Activities on offer included; bouncy castles, hula hoop, bat and ball, card games, craft activities, face painting and a hilarious linguistics word game.

Visitors were also treated to a master class from 12 year old Victoria who wowed onlookers with her step-by-step demonstration for making traditional polish stars.

Kathie Pearce, our Housing & Communities Director, said: “We had so much fun and it was great to see families from different cultures come together and make new friends. I want to thank our Polish Group for their enthusiasm and also for coming up with the idea for celebrating this special day. We were delighted to support them in creating an event that breaks down barriers and shows how much we can learn from other cultures and traditions.”

VIP visitors included Cheltenham’s newest mayor, Cllr Wendy Flynn who enjoyed the day so much she stayed for the whole event.

 

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Press contact: Catherine Best e: catherine.best@cheltborohomes.org t: 01242 775317  

 
 

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